Meet Grover -- one part 7 year old mini schnauzer, one part ninja because of the way he stealthily steals your heart when YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO BE ON A FOSTER BREAK.
Although Grover was picked up from the shelter three weeks ago, Randie and I weren't able to take him home right away due to dog sitting Bogey and some traveling, so Grover has been in temp foster care these past few weeks. We met him last week for the first time when he stopped by for a visit with another HH volunteer and he hit it off with Halladay and Wookie right away, so we knew that when it came time for him to come stay with us, everyone would quickly become besties.
On Monday morning we loaded up Wookie and Halladay into the car and finally picked up Grover who is probably the best little traveler ever. Our first stop was the fenced in dog park downtown because what better way to become besties than to pee on things together and chase other dogs? A short time later they solidified their bromance status when a beast of a cocker spaniel began to hump Grover and Wookie ran over to protect his little friend.
After getting nice and muddy at the park, our second stop was the bath tub.
|Grover on the left, Wyatt on the right|
(Apologies for the blurry cell phone pictures, but I couldn't believe how much Grover looked like Wyatt here!)
Once Grover was out of the bath and towel dried, he immediately ran around performing his version of the zoomie shuffle and then passed out on the couch for a nap. When he finally woke up it was dinner time and he ever so slooowly ate his food like he was savouring each tiny morsel of kibble. There was a lot of "Halladay, no!" and "Wookie, no!" as they kept trying to move in on Grover's food turf and investigate why it was taking him so long to eat his food. Kids these days.
In true schnauzer fashion (or at least the ones I've met) Grover barked at the occasional stranger on our evening walk yesterday but all it takes is a scratch behind the ears and you're no longer a stranger. He's easy like that.
On Thursday we'll be meeting with the amazeballs Liz Bradley where she'll work her magic and shoot some photos of Grover for his Hopeful Hearts profile. In return, Grover will be stuffed with dog treats. Win-win.
We're still getting to know Grover but so far I give him a rating of A+++ because he likes to cuddle and jumps around like he's attached to a pogo when he sees me, making it impossible not to smile around him.
If you're interested in adopting Grover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.